Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The BSN is designed for current college students who seek to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination and may also apply for the Public Health Nurse (PHN) certification following licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).
The program is designed for upper-division transfer students. If you already have a Bachelor’s degree, you are not eligible for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and will need to apply for the Master of Science in Nursing-Entry Level Master’s program.
Application Requirements for the BSN-Nursing Direct Phase:
(Enrolls in the Spring (Begins in January and Deadline is December 31st) and Fall (Begins in August and Deadline is July 30th) semester)
- Complete Application submitted through NursingCAS.
- Official transcripts from all regionally accredited post-secondary schools attended.
- Minimum GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Applies to Cumulative GPA
- Applies to Science GPA
Additional Application Requirements
All applicants for the entry-level Master of Science in Nursing Program must submit the following information as a part of the admissions process. Once these items are complete, the CDU admissions team will review your applicant file.
The following Science and Math prerequisites must be completed with a grade of ‘B’ or better prior to matriculation to be transferable. Science and Math prerequisites must be completed within (7) years of starting the Pre-Licensure BSN Program.
- College Algebra (3 units)
- Human Biology – no lab required (3 units)
- General Microbiology w/ lab (4 units)
- General Chemistry w/ lab (4 units)
- Human Anatomy & Human Physiology w/ lab (4 units each to total 8 units)
- *Human Anatomy & Physiology can be taken together, if so, both courses must have a lab.
The remaining prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better prior to matriculation to be transferable.
- English Composition (3 units)
- Introduction to Sociology (3 units)
- English Critical Thinking (3 units)
- U.S. History or U.S. Political Science (3 units)
- Humanities I & II (2 courses, 3 units each to total 6 units)
- Public Speaking (3 units)
- General Psychology (3 units)
- Art: Health & Creative Arts (3 units)
- Official TEAS Admission Assessment Exam
- One letter of recommendation (academic/professional/school counselor) –
- Click here for the Recommendation Form
- Recommendation should address the following areas:
- A. Relationships with work (paid or voluntary) associates
- B. Work competence
- C. Communication and interpersonal skills with persons of diverse
- D. Leadership skills or potential
- E. Values, ethical standards, responsibility, and initiative
- Recommendation should address the following areas:
- Evidence of Extracurricular Activities
- Eligible activities include Community Service, Sports, Volunteer Service, Student Clubs, Religious Groups, etc…
- Resume, CV, and Activities List can be submitted with the application to show proof of activities.
- Personal Statement
- Please describe why you would like to obtain a BSN degree from CDU and what you can do for the underserved communities with a degree from CDU.
- Please address your interest in obtaining a BSN degree and your specific interest in attending CDU. Statements must be typed and may be single or double-spaced.
- All admitted students will need to pass a criminal background check prior to enrollment. The College of Nursing will contact you with information on how to initiate the process. A clear background check is also required for continued enrollment. This will include live scan fingerprinting in addition to background checks.
International Student Applicants
The University welcomes applications from all international students. Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students with an F1 Student Visa. The term “International Student” refers to any student who is not a permanent resident or naturalized citizen of the United States.
CDU requires a course-to-course evaluation that lists all subjects/courses completed at the post-secondary level, a U.S. semester credit and grade equivalent for each course, a U.S. grade point average (GPA), the level of undergraduate courses designated as lower or upper division, and the degree awarded with the title and date conferred. Below is a list of approved
Application Requirements for all applicants submitting coursework outside of the USA:
- Coursework completed outside the US must be evaluated for US course equivalency from one of the following services (course-by-course evaluation required):
- World Education Services (WES)
- Josef Silny & Associates (JSA)
- Global Credential Evaluators (GCE)
- International Education Research Foundation (IERF)
- Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute (ACEI)
- American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers, International Education Service (AACRAO IES)
If you need assistance with immigration (I-20 form, F-1 visa, SEVIS, etc.), our Office of International Affairs will be able to assist you. You can contact CDU’s Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) and Director, Office of International Affairs Dr. Lejeune Lockett email@example.com or (323) 357-3458.